ASVO holds a large collection of proceedings from technical seminars. The collection is available free to members and can be purchased by other groups, including students, government bodies and private companies.

Please email Chris Waters to request a paper and arrange for document delivery.

Inputs to Outputs

Proceedings of a seminar held in Adelaide on 21–22 November 2014. Edited by Paul R. Petrie

Inputs to Outputs

Proceedings of a seminar held in Adelaide on 21–22 November 2014. Edited by Paul R. Petrie

Searching for the Sweet Spot: The Quest for Optimal Yield and Quality (19)

Proceedings of a seminar held in Mildura on 24–25 July 2014. Edited by Peter Dry.

Inputs to Outputs

Proceedings of a seminar held in Adelaide on 21–22 November 2014. Edited by Paul R. Petrie

Efficiency and Sustainability in the Winery 

Proceedings of a seminar held in Adelaide on 21–22 November 2012. Edited by Paul R. Petrie.


Objective Measures of Grape and Wine Quality (16)

Proceedings of a seminar held in Mildura on 25-26 July 2012. Edited by Paul R. Petrie


Making the Best Out of Difficult Vintages: Managing Sub-optimal Fruit in the Winery (8)

Proceedings of a seminar held in Adelaideon 22 November 2011. Edited by Paul R. Petrie.


 Below Ground Management for Quality and Productivity (19)

Proceedings of a seminar held in Mildura on 28–29 July 2011. Edited by Paul R. Petrie


Think Global: Plant Local - Alternative Varieties (8)

Proceedings of a seminar held in Mildura, VIC on 5 November 2010, sponsored jointly by ASVO and Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show.


Vineyard soil health - unearthing fact from fiction (12)

Proceedings of a seminar held in Mildura on 30 July 2009. Edited by Nigel Blieschke, Juliet Henderson, Elise Heyes, Russell Johnstone, Mark Krstic, Rob Learmonth, Geoff McCorkelle, Deb Robinson


Advances in Juice Clarification and Yeast Inoculation

Seminar held in Melbourne on 15 August 1996. 10 papers and four case studies cover topics such as enzymes, flotation, the role of yeasts and stuck fermentations.

Enzymes: revisiting the principles and future developments
Peter Hagan, Enzymes Australia

Results of enzyme evaluation trials: colour extraction performance
Peter Leske, Manager, Technical Services Group, The Australian Wine Research Institute

Juice clarification by flotation
Wayne Falkenberg, Southcorp Wines

Flotation and its application in oenology
Louis Delpiano, Enomec Agencies Pty Ltd

The role of yeasts in the formation of wine flavours
Ann Dumont and Laurent Dulau
2 Lallemand S.A. Complexe Scientifique de Rangueil, France

Preparing a yeast starter culture: fresh or dried yeast?
Paul Henschke

Optimum usage of Active Dried Wine Yeast
Paul Monk, Lallemand Australia Pty Ltd

Differences in alcohol production by various yeast strains: myth or fact?
Ian Jenson

Yeast in the future: the role of genetic engineering
Eveline Bartowsky, Miguel De Barros Lopes, Peter Langridge and Paul Henschke
1 The Australian Wine Research Institute, Glen Osmond, SA
2 The University of Adelaide, Waite Campus, Glen Osmond, SA
3 Cooperative Research Centre for Viticulture, Plant Research Centre, The University of Adelaide, Waite Campus, Glen Osmond, SA

Stuck fermentation: causes, prevention and cure
Paul Henschke

Case Study: The influence of yeast strain on the acid balance of red wine
Andrew Holgate

A case study: Campbell's Rutherglen
Colin Campbell

A case study: Yeast performance during the 1996 vintage at Rosemount Estate
Ian Long

Natural yeast fermentations at Amberley Estate
Ed Price

Canopy Management

Seminar held in Mildura, 18 August 1994. Thirteen papers on optimising canopy performance, including practical examples from growers in Australia and New Zealand.

Management of vigour and canopies in different environments
Richard E. Smart, Smart Viticultural Services, Port Macquarie, NSW

Vine development and vigour control
P.R. Clingeleffer and K.J. Sommer, CSIRO Division of Horticulture, Merbein, Victoria

Grapevine canopy performance
P.G. Iland, D.G. Botting, P.R. Dry, J. Giddings and R. Gawel
1 Department of Horticulture, Viticulture and Oenology, The University of Adelaide
2 CRC for Viticulture

Influence of canopy architecture on disease development
R.W. Emmett, P.R. Clingeleffer, T.J. Wicks, N.G. Nair, B. Hall, K.M. Hart, K. Clarke and T. Somers
1 Sunraysia Horticultural Centre, PO Box 905, Mildura, Vic 3502
2 CSIRO, Division of Horticultural Research, Private Bag, Merbein, Vic 3505
3 Plant Research Centre, GPO Box 1671, Adelaide, SA 5001
4 Biological and Chemical Research Institute, PMB 10, Rydalmere, NSW 2116
5 New South Wales Agriculture, PO Box 9, East Maitland, NSW 2323

Managing disease – Spray coverage on large grapevine canopies
G.O. Furness, R.W. Emmett, P.A. Magarey and T.J. Wicks
1 Loxton Research Centre, South Australian Research and Development Institute,
PO Box 411, Loxton, SA 5333
2 Sunraysia Horticultural Centre, Agriculture Victoria, PO Box 905, Mildura 3502
3 Plant Research Centre, Waite Campus, Primary Industries South Australia,
GPO Box 1671, Adelaide, SA 5001

Achieving lower chemical inputs in the apple industry – Messages for viticulture
Bob Hardy

Applying 'Vine Row Volume' (Plant Row Volume or PRV) principles to rate selection and spray machinery operations
P. Miller and R. Mayer
1 Agricultural Assessments, 667 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, Vic 3122
2 Phytech Development Pty Ltd., PO Box 208, Wandin North, Vic 3139

Trial and demonstration vineyard results from North-east, Central and Southern Victoria
John Whiting

New Zealand Experiences – Martinborough Vineyard
Larry McKenna

Experience at Myrrhee vineyard
Peter Read

Trellis performance in the Margaret River region
Albert Haak

Commercial experiences with the Scott Henry Trellis System in the Hunter Valley
Bill Ryan, Broke Estate, Broke, NSW

Field experiences – Southern Victoria
Ian Macrae

Corks and Closures

Seminar held at the Australian Mineral Foundation, Adelaide, 20 October 1994. Portuguese manufacturers/researchers and Australina suppliers describe cork manufacture; Australian wineries describe QA prodedures at bottling.

Closures for Wine Bottles: Issues and Challenges
John Casey

The Australian Cork Supply Industry: Its Resources and Direction
Noel Heyes, President, Australian Cork Association Inc.

Perceptions of Cork Taint
Hylton McLean, Lecturer, Department of Horticulture, Viticulture and Oenology, The University of Adelaide

Consumer Responses to Problem Wines and Alternative Closures
Mark Bolton, Baily and Baily Liquor Store

Portuguese Research Priorities and Direction
Paula Vieira Neto, Director, Centro Tecnológico da Cortica (CTCOR)

Corks and Closures in the United States: Issues and Challenges
Paul Wagner, Executive Director, Natural Cork Quality Council

A Review of Cork Sensory Assessment Methods
Peter Leske, Nick Bruer and Mark Sefton, respectively, Manager-Technical Services Group, Technical Services Specialist and Research Chemist, The Australian Wine Research Institute

Cork Closures and Quality Control at Rosemount Estate
Philip Shaw, Senior Winemaker, Rosemount Estate

Closure Quality Control at Southcorp Wines
Blair Duncan, Research Oenologist, Southcorp Wines

Closures and Quality Control at BRL Hardy Ltd and the Winemakers' Federation of Australia Cork Guidelines
Martin Caloghiris, Quality Assurance Manager, BRL Hardy Ltd, Reynella, SA

Cork Closures and Quality Control at Yalumba Wines
Geoff Linton, Winemaker/Quality Assurance Manager, S. Smith and Son Pty Ltd., Yalumba Wines, Angaston, SA

Panel Discussion
Blair Duncan, Southcorp Wines
Noel Heyes, Australian Cork Association Inc
Marianne Thiering, Australian Cork Company Pty Ltd
Dr Paula Viera Neto, CTCOR

Emerging and Traditional Mediterranean Red Varietals

The Emerging and Traditional Mediterranean Red Varietals Seminar was held in Canberra in November 1995. The proceedings (Ed. Peter Leske and Robert Paul) contain nine papers which look at the viticulture, winemaking and marketing of such varieties as Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and Barbera.

Why Mediterranean? A Marketing Perspective
Sue Fairlie-Cuningham, Executive Editor, Food and Wine, Vogue Entertaining

Nebbiolo in the King Valley – Viticulture
Mark Walpole, Vineyard Manager, Banksdale; and Vineyard Technical Officer, Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyards Pty Ltd, Vic

Nebbiolo at Brown Brothers – Winemaking
Terry Barnett, Winemaker, Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyards Pty Ltd, Vic

Sangiovese Viticulture and Winemaking: an Italian Perspective
Paolo Di Marchi, Fattoria di Isole e Olena, Italy

Making Sangiovese in Australia
Stephen Hall, Winemaker, Coriole Vineyards Pty Ltd, SA

Quarantine Rules and Regulations
Libby Tassie, Viticulturist, Southcorp Wines

Grenache – a Barossa Experience
Peter Schulz, Turkey Flat Vineyards, Tanunda, SA

Mourvedre: Reinventing the Future
Rolf Binder, Winemaker, Veritas Wines, Tanunda, SA

Quality Management in Viticulture

A double issue of the ASVO Seminar Proceedings containing the two seminars. The Quality Management in Viticulture seminar was held in Mildura in August 1996. The proceedings (Ed. Richard Hamilton and Peter Hayes) contain 16 papers which cover aspects of quality management from nursery accreditation, rootstocks, vine performance and fruit composition to customer quality issues and international markets.

Customer Quality Issues and International Wine Markets
Geoff R. Linton and Peter J. Wall
1 Quality Manager, S. Smith & Son Pty Ltd, Yalumba Wines, Angaston, SA
2 Production Director, S. Smith & Son Pty Ltd, Yalumba Wines, Angaston, SA

Load Parameters at the Winery Weighbridge
Liz Riley, Southcorp Wines

Specifying Grape Flavour
Russell Johnstone, Orlando Wyndham Group, Rowland Flat, SA

Measuring for Quality: The National Vineyard Fruit Composition Survey
Hugh Armstrong, Industry Communications and Extension Co-ordinator, GWRDC/CRCV

Irrigation Influences on Berry Composition and Shoot Growth
Michael McCarthy, Nuriootpa Centre, P O Box 245, Nuriootpa, SA

Managing Vine Nitrogen Supply to Improve Wine Grape Composition
Michael Treeby, B.P.Holzapfel and C.J. Friedrich
1 CSIRO Division of Horticulture
2 Co-operative Research Centre for Viticulture
3 Forschungsanstalt Geisenheim, Geisenheim, Federal Republic of Germany

The Effect of Nutrients on Vine Performance, Juice Parameters and Fermentation Characteristics
Barry Goldspink and Bob Frayne, Agriculture Western Australia

Rootstocks: a Means to Control Scion pH, Ion Composition and Spectral Parameters and Meet Juice and Wine Quality Specifications
Peter R. Clingeleffer, CSIRO Division of Horticulture, Merbein, Vic

Salt as a Specification for Grape and Wine Quality
Alex Sas, The Australian Wine Research Institute and CSIRO Division of Horticulture, PO Box 197, Glen Osmond, SA 5064

Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme Australia
Hans Kosmer, Industry Development Officer, Nursery Industry Association of Victoria

Australian Vine Accreditation Scheme – Introduction
Chris Weeks, Weeks Consulting, Renmark, SA

Australian Vine Accreditation Scheme
Chris Weeks1, Peter Scholefield and Andrew de Laine
1 Weeks Consulting, Renmark, SA
2 Scholefield Robinson Horticultural Services Pty Ltd, Torrens Park, SA
3 Australian Vine Improvement Association, Mildura, VIC

Varietal Identity, Geographic Indications and Label Integrity
Brian Dalby, Label Integrity Inspector, Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation

Verification of Product Quality: Agrochemical Residues
Alison MacGregor, Sunraysia Horticultural Centre, Agriculture Victoria, Mildura

Development of a Quality Assurance Starter Kit for the Grape and Wine Industry
Mark Gishen and Linda Bowes
1 Liaison Manager, The Australian Wine Research Institute
2 Executive Officer, South Australian Wine and Brandy Industry Association Inc

Practical Experiences with Implementation of the AWRI/SAWBIA 'Grapes to Glass' Program for a Family Vineyard Business
John and Di Harvey, Slate Creek Vineyard, Willunga, SA

Emerging White Varieties

Viticulture and tasting seminar held in Canberra. 20 November 1997. Seven papers covering the varieties Marsanne, Roussanne, Viognier and Pinot Gris. Tasting notes and analysis of wines tasted.

Why Plant Anything Other Than Chardonnay?
Jeremy Oliver, Writer

Emerging White Varieties – an International View
Nick Bulleid, Southcorp Wines

Neil Larson, Chateau Tahbilk, Tahbilk, Vic

Marsanne and Roussanne – a Mitchelton Perspective
Don Lewis, Production Director, Mitchelton Wines, Nagambie, Vic
(Contributions by Alan George - winemaker; John Beresford – viticulturist and Paul Hepburn – marketing manager)

New Varieties in the Vineyard – How?
A. de Laine and R. Hamilton
1 Executive Officer, Australian Vine Improvement Association, Irymple, Vic
2 Group Viticulturist, Southcorp Wines, Nuriootpa, SA

Simon Adams, Yalumba Wines, Angaston, SA

Pinot Gris in the Vineyard and the Winery – a T'Gallant Perspective
Kathleen Quealy, Winemaker, T'Gallant Winery, Red Hill, Vic

Tasting Notes
Nick Bulleid, Southcorp Wines
(These were compiled from the notes of Nick Bulleid and Simon Adams. The wines were tasted blind).

Analysis of Wines Tasted
The ASVO wishes to acknowledge the assistance of Laboratory staff at Angove's Pty Ltd, Renmark, with these analyses.

Phenolics and Extraction

Seminar held in Adelaide, 9 October 1997. Fourteen papers cover topics such as progress in phenolic chemistry, tannin extraction and manipulation, structures, rates of formation and sensory properties, polymerisation, and vineyard influences on grape tannins.

What a Red Winemaker Should Know About Phenolics But Does Not
Robin Day, International Wine Development Director, Pernod Ricard

Phenolics Demystified
Malcolm Allen, Associate Professor in Wine Science, Charles Sturt University, NSW

Progress in Phenolic Chemistry in the Last Ten Years
Véronique Cheynier, Hélène Fulcrand, Pascale Sarni and Michel Moutounet
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Montpellier, France

Tannin Extraction and Manipulation – Managing the Options
David Wollan, Wine Network Australia Pty Ltd

Tannin Sensory Perception and its Relationship to Other Flavour Contributors
Brian Walsh, S. Smith & Son Pty Ltd, Yalumba Winery, Angaston, SA

Structures, Rates of Formation and Sensory Properties of Red Wine Pigmented Tannins and the Influences of Viticultural Practices on these Tannins
An overview of the aims and expected outcomes of a collaborative project
Patrick J. Williams, The Australian Wine Research Institute, P O Box 197, Glen Osmond, SA 5064

Describing Mouthfeel and Astringent Sensation in Red Wine
Richard Gawel, Leigh Francis and Anita Oberholster
1 Department of Horticulture, Viticulture and Oenology, University of Adelaide
The Australian Wine Research Institute

Development of Anthocyanin-Derived Pigments in Young Red Wine
Graham P. Jones and Robert E. Asenstorfer, Department of Horticulture, Viticulture and Oenology, Waite Institute, University of Adelaide

Polymerisation of Tannins During the Ageing of Red Wines
Elizabeth Waters, Research Manager-Chemistry, The Australian Wine Research Institute

The Tannin Project – the Role of the Vineyard
Patrick Iland, Senior Lecturer in Viticulture, Department of Horticulture, Viticulture and Oenology, The University of Adelaide

The Tannins
B. Marquette and Dominique Trione
1 SARCO Cy., currently seconded to Bordeaux University, France
2 Oenologist, J. Laffort & Cie, Bordeaux, France

Red Winemaking Practices at Balnaves of Coonawarra
Peter Bissell, Winemaker, Balnaves of Coonawarra, SA

Vineyard Influences on Grape Tannins
Mike Farmilo, Winemaker, Boar's Rock Winery, McLaren Vale, SA

Cape Mentelle Vineyards' Approach to Tannin Management in Cabernet Sauvignon
John Durham, Winemaker, Cape Mentelle Vineyard, Margaret River, WA

Managing Bunch Rots

Vitculture Seminar held in Mildura, July 2000. Eleven papers covering the topic of bunch rot, including what, how and when, monitoring and identification and a section on Botryis management. Also includes information on the use of agrochemicals and dosing bunches using air, liquid and adjuvants.

Bunch rots: is climate change the culprit?
Snow Barlow

Bunch rots: what, how and when
Barbara Hall and Bob Emmett
1 Plant Research Centre, Primary Industries and Resources, SA
2 Sunraysia Horticultural Centre, Agriculture Victoria, Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Mildura, Vic

A multifaceted approach to grape Botrytis disease management
R. Balasubramaniam, W.R.N. Edwards, R.H. Agnew and K. Scott
1 Delegat's Wine Estate Limited, Blenheim, New Zealand
2 Edwards Industries, Otaki, New Zealand
3 HortResearch, Marlborough Research Centre, Blenheim, New Zealand

Botrytis diagnostics: the Orlando Wyndham perspective
Louise Deed and Inca Lee
1 Orlando Wyndham Group, Dalwood, NSW
2 Orlando Wyndham Group, Rowland Flat, SA

How to make the chemicals work
John Kent

Monitoring and identification of bunch rots in the vineyard
James Altmann

Experiences with bunch rot management in the South-west of Western Australia
Steve Partridge

Agrochemicals available for managing bunch rots
Wendy Allan

Targeting and dosing bunches – using air, liquid and adjuvants
Kieran Murphy, Michelle Warren, David Richies, DeAnn Glenn and Alison MacGregor
1 Food Science Australia, Werribee, Vic
2 DNRE Institute for Horticultural Development, Knoxfield, Vic
3 DNRE Sunraysia Horticulture Centre, Mildura, Vic

Bunch rots – understanding the winemaker's dilemma
Peter W. Godden, The Australian Wine Research Institute, Glen Osmond, SA

Getting it together
Stephen Guilbaud-Oulton, Orlando Wyndham, Branxton, NS

Modern Viticulture - Meeting Market Specification

Held in Tanunda on 15 July 1999; Cowra on 25 August 1999; Mildura on 3 Steptember 1999 and Perth on 16 September 1999. Twenty papers covering such topics as market demands, meeting productivity and price requirements, developing relationships with growers and achieving and maintaining winegrape quality.

Market demands on wine styles
Philip Reedman, Tesco, UK

Market demands on wine styles
Shane Tremble, Liquorland Australia Pty Ltd

Meeting market specifications – a structured tasting
Nick Bulleid, Wine Industry Consultant

Setting quality categories for particular markets
Fiona Donald and Paul Georgiadis, Southcorp Wines

Aligning quality categories for the market
Richard Withey, Southcorp Wines, Yenda, NSW

Meeting productivity and price requirements
Angus Kennedy and Tim James, BRL Hardy

Meeting productivity and price requirements
Murray Edmonds, Evans & Tate, WA

Managing young vines and vineyards to achieve stable yield and quality
Di Davidson and David Botting, Davidson Viticultural Consulting Services

Targeting and achieving quality improvements
Ben Vagnarelli, BRL Hardy

Targeting and achieving quality improvements
Kerry DeGaris, Wine Grapes Marketing Board

Mildara Blass trial work on varied management options – an economic case study
Ursula Kennedy, Mildara Blass

Economic case study – cost savings and growing quality
Liz Riley, Southcorp Wines

Measuring fruit quality
Bob Dambergs and Bruce Kambouris, BRL Hardy
Mark Gishen and Leigh Francis, The Australian Wine Research Institute

Achieving and maintaining winegrape quality improvements
Garth Swinburn, Senior Consultant, Scholefield Robinson Horticultural Services

Grower feedback and developing relationships – Orlando Wyndham's perspective
Keith Beuman and Elle McLachlan, Orlando Wyndham Group

Grower feedback and developing relationships
Chester Osborn, d'Arenberg Wines

A grower's viewpoint
Barry Avery, Bonyaricall Vineyards, Robinvale, Vic

Quality fruits – quality wines
Keith Bown, Goundrey Wines, Mt Barker, WA

Effects of cover crops on grapevines in Mediterranean Italy
Andrea Pardini, Universitá degli Studi di Firenze, Italy

Cooperative Research Centre for Viticulture: achievements and opportunities
Hugh Armstrong, Industry Communications and Extension Co-ordinator

Optimising Vineyard Establishment

Seminar held at Wentworth, 17 May 1995 and Naracoorte, 23 May 1995. Optimising vineyard development; choosing planting material, planning, avoiding establishment problems. Includes a paper on restricted spring growth (RSG) and practical grower experiences.

Libby Tassie, Viticulturist, Southcorp Wines, Nuriootpa, SA
Libbie Tassie

Scheduling for the First Year of Development – Planning, Ordering, Preparation
Di Davidson, Dianne Davidson Consulting Services, Hahndorf, SA

Site Planning and Preparation
Graeme Wellman, Area Manager, Northern Victoria, Mildara Blass, VIC

Handling of Propagation Material: an Overview from Cuttings to Nursery
P. B. Scholefield, Scholefield Robinson Horticultural Services, Netherby, SA

Handling of Propagation Material: Vine Improvement Perspective
Paul Croxton, Boulevarde Nurseries, Mildura, Vic, and Chairman, Australian Vine Improvement Association

Handling of Propagation Material: the Nursery Perspective
Peter Smith and Richard Hamilton

Planting and Management of Young Vines
Robert Hayes, Section Leader, Viticulture, Agriculture Victoria, Sunraysia Horticultural Centre, Mildura, Vic

Development of the Vine Framework
Mark Whisson, Trig Point Viticultural Consultancy, Carey Gully, SA

New Plantings and Grafted-over Vines: Anticipate Insect Attack
Peter Bailey1 and David Madge2
1 South Australian Research and Development Institute, Waite, SA
2 Agriculture Victoria, Sunraysia Horticultural Centre, Irymple, Vic

Diseases and Nematodes in Developing Vineyards
Trevor Wicks1 and Greg Walker2
1 Horticulture Strategic Research Area
2 Crops Strategic Research Area
SARDI, Plant Research Centre, Waite, SA

Understanding and Management of Restricted Spring Growth
Robert Hayes, Rod Mattschoss and Yasmin Wilson
Agriculture Victoria, Sunraysia Horticultural Centre, Mildura, Vic

Characteristics of Successful Planting Material
Bruce Chalmers, Chalmers Nurseries, Euston, NSW

Characteristics of Successful Planting Material: Nursery Perspective
Mark Cleggett, Glenavon Nurseries, Langhorne Creek, SA

Characteristics of Successful Planting Material: Evaluation of Young Material
P.R. Clingeleffer, CSIRO Division of Horticulture, Merbein, Vic

Avoiding Establishment Problems
Brian Sainty, Viticultural Management Pty Ltd., Cowra, NSW

CCW All Weather Performers
Case studies of successful plantings by members of CCW Cooperative Ltd
Ben Vagnarelli, Viticulturist, CCW, Berri, SA

Avoiding Establishment Problems: Cool Regions
Michael Murtagh, Domaine Chandon, Yarra Valley, Vic

Avoiding Establishment Problems
A case study of Parker's Field Vineyard, Wentworth, NSW
Graeme Wellman, Area Manager, Northern Victoria, Mildara Blass, Vic

Avoiding Establishment Problems in the South-east of South Australia
B.J. Provis, Mildara Blass, Coonawarra, SA

Management of Young Vines: A Personal Perspective
Kym Ludvigsen, Southcorp Wines, Great Western, Vic

Management of Young Vines in New Zealand: Successes and Failures
A.D. Clarke, Clarke Horticulture Consultancy, Auckland, New Zealand

Sparkling Wine & Quality Management

Seminars held at Domaine Chandon, August 1993 and Seppeltsfield Winery, November 1993.

Australian Sparkling Wine: Style Definition
Ian McKenzie, Chief Winemaker, White and Sparkling Wines, Southcorp Wines

Sparkling Wine Style Definition – A French Perspective (Incorporating a tasting of base wines from the House of Devaux, in Champagne, France)
i>Claude Thibaut and Michel Parsiot

Viticulture Relating to Sparkling Wine
Christophe Coppolani, Champagne Louis Roederer, France

Complexing Factors in Sparkling Wine, with particular reference to New Zealand
John Hancock, General Manager and Chief Winemaker, Morton Estate, New Zealand

Evaluation of Malolactic Fermentation Cultures for Sparkling Wines
Rosemary A. Hiern, S. Smith & Son Pty Ltd., Angaston, SA

Calcium Tartrate Precipitation in Sparkling Wines
Anthony McKinnon, University of Melbourne, Vic

Quality Management – Defining the Terms
Neil Murray, NM Quality Services

ISO 9000 – What is it? Where do you get it?
Rod Hamon, Standards Australia

Customer Expectations of Quality
David Matthews, Technical Controller, Safeway Stores, UK

HACCP as a Quality Management Tool
Jim Hourigan, University of Western Sydney, NSW

Case Studies 1
Implementing an Accredited Quality Management Systems – Montana Wines
Titus De Silva, Quality Assurance Manager, Montana Wines, New Zealand

Case Studies – 2
Implementing an Accredited Quality Management System – Lindemans Wines
Bob Baxter, Lindemans Wines, Karadoc, Vic

Supplier Quality Management: Labels
John Frankhuisen, Production Manager, Collotype Labels Pty Ltd

Supplier Quality Management: Bottles
John Clarke, ACI

Supplier Quality Management: Corks
Danny MacMahon, J.B. MacMahon Pty Ltd

Supplier Quality Management: Bottling
Russell Johnson, Technical Services Manager, Australian Bottling Company, Angaston, SA

Designing a Model Agrochemical Residue Control Program
Russell Johnstone, The Australian Wine Research Institute, CSIRO Division of Horticulture

The Small Winery Perspective: Tarrawarra Vineyard
David Wollan, Tarrawarra Vineyard

The Small Winery Perspective: Tyrrell's Vineyards
Mark Gishen, Quality and Research Manager, Tyrrell's Vineyards

Use of Oak Barrels (in association with Seguin Moreau)

Oenology seminar held in Adelaide, 7 October 1999. Eleven papers covering topics such as the use of oak barrels in winemaking, oak selection and the cooperage techniques.

Usage of oak barrels in winemaking – a global perspective
James Halliday

Characterisation of the sulfur volatile fraction in Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot wines - Study of its evolution during barrel ageing
Louis Blanchard, Seguin Moreau, France

4-ethylphenol and 4-ethylguaiacol in Australian red wines
Alan P. Pollnitz, Kevin H. Pardon and Mark A. Sefton, The Australian Wine Research Institute, PO Box 197, Glen Osmond, SA 5064

Controlled barrel toasting: soon a reality!
Pascal Chatonnet, Seguin Moreau, France (Presented by Louis Blanchard)

Developments in cooperage techniques
Geoff Schahinger, C.A. Schahinger Pty Ltd, Adelaide, SA

The aptitude of wine lees for eliminating foul-smelling thiols
Valérie Lavigne-Cruège and Denis Dubourdieu, Seguin Moreau, France
(Presented by Louis Blanchard)

Oak barrel selection and use at Nepenthe Wines
Peter Leske, Nepenthe Wines, Lenswood, SA

A tale of two coopers
Phil Spillman, Barossa Valley Estate, Angle Vale, SA

Winery case study in oak selection and use
Stephen Webber, De Bortoli, Yarra Valley, Vic

Winery case study in oak selection and use
Bernard Hickin, Group White and Sparkling Winemaker, Orlando Wyndham

Southcorp Wines' approach to oak input in winemaking
Geoff Henriks, Group Oenologist, Karadoc Winery, Vic

Vineyard Development & Redevelopment

Seminar held in Mildura, July 1993. Thirteen papers cover commercial aspects, soil considerations, optimizing water use, rootstocks, vine planting material and practical examples.

Matching new vineyard sites with market requirements
Philip L. Laffer1 and Donald C. Lester2
1Company Winemaker and 2National Viticulture Manager, Orlando Wyndham, Rowland Flat, SA, 5352

Redeveloping established vineyards to meet changing market needs
Robert J. Gibson, Group Viticulturist, The Penfolds Wine Group, Nuriootpa, SA 5355

Commercial investment approaches to achieving effective vineyard development and redevelopment
Bruce McDougall, Business Development Manager, The Penfolds Wine Group, Penfold Road, Magill, SA 5072

Coping with Phylloxera and Nematodes in California
M. Andrew Walker, Department of Viticulture and Enology, University of California, Davis, USA

New approaches to vineyard and orchard soil preparation and management
A. Cass1, B. Cockroft2 and J.M. Tisdall3
1Cooperative Research Centre for Soil and Land Management, Private Bag 2,Glen Osmond, SA 5063
2Consultant, Shepparton, 22 Arcadia Downs Drive, Kialla, Vic 3631
3Institute of Sustainable Irrigated Agriculture, Victorian Department of Agriculture, Fergusson Road, Tatura, Vic 3616

Redevelopment in the Hunter Valley and Cowra region - balancing priorities
Brian Sainty, Viticultural Management Pty Ltd., Cowra, NSW 2794

Vineyard redevelopment in the Goulburn Valley - the Phylloxera challenge
Jim Baxendale, Divisional Manager, Viticulture, Brown Bothers Milawa Vineyard

Redevelopment in the Riverland
W.R. Wilden, Grape Supply/Grower Liaison Officer-Riverland, BRL Hardy Wine Company, Sturt Highway, Berri, SA 5343

Soil amendment and nutrition: Getting it right in your vineyard
J.B. Robinson, Senior Consultant, Scholefield Robinson Horticultural Services PO Box 145, Netherby, SA 5062

Achieving optimal water use efficiency
M.G. McCarthy, Senior Research Officer - Viticulture, South Australian Research & Development Institute, P O Box 245, Nuriootpa, SA 5355

Review of rootstock use in Australia
Peter May, Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Horticulture, Viticulture and Oenology, Waite Campus, University of Adelaide, PMB 1, Glen Osmond, SA 5064

Improved vine material - Its role in vineyard profitability
Is it worth risking potential returns from a vineyard, with a life of 25-35 years, for a saving of 1-2% on establishment costs?
Richard Hamilton, Primary Industries, SA

Quality planting material: Objectives for successful nursery operators
Kylie McIntyre, Viticulturist and Nursery Manager, S. Smith & Son, Yalumba Winery, Angaston, SA 5353

Merlot: The Challenge

Proceedings of a seminar held in Canberra in November 2001 to explore the oenology, viticulture, terroir and history of the Merlot grape variety in Australia. Eight papers from Australian and international experts approach the topic from various perspectives.

Merlot in Australia
James Haliday

Merlot in America - A Marketing Perspective
Peter Perrin

The Role of Tannins in Merlot Varietals and Blends
Peter Bissell

Case Study: A Small Producers' Perspective
James Irvine

Case Study: A Large Producer's Perspective
Paul Gordon

Merlot - The Health of Our Planting Material
Les Krake and Nigel Scott

Merlot: Viticulture for Murray Valley and Coonawarra
Chris Brodie

Merlot: Two terroirs, two perspectives
Alain Mouiex

Who's Running This Show? Future Directions for the Australian Wine Show System

Proceedings of a seminar held in Melbourne in August 2001 to debate the strengths, weaknesses and ways ahead for Australian wine shows. Several issues and options presented by speakers and discussed in open forum. Applauded as the first step in decades towards refinement of this very significant infrastructure.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Australian wine show system - a SWOT analysis
James Haliday

Stakeholder presentation - wine show committee, capital city RAS
Richard Haselgrove

Stakeholder presentation - wine show committee, regional
Brian Walsh

Stakeholder presentation - wine show committee, capital city RAS
Terry Coates

Stakeholder presentation - judges
Brian Croser

Stakeholder presentation - marketer/publicist
Stuart Gregor

Stakeholder presentation - retailer
Philip Murphy

Stakeholder presentation - wine writer
Max Allen

An Alternative Proposal
Tim James

Discussion and questions
Facilitator Prof. Peter Hoj

Stakeholder presentation - large company exhibitor
Peter Dawson

Stakeholder presentation - small company exhibitor
Brian Stonier

Stakeholder presentation - non-exhibitor
Philip Jones

Stakeholder presentation - regional show
Iain Riggs

Viticultural Best Practice

Seminar held in Mildura, 1 August 1997. Twelve papers look at the benchmarking process and best practice in many aspects of viticulture, including soil and water management, irrigation, vineyard assessment and management, critical analysis of competitors, pest and disease management.

The Benchmarking Process and Best Practice
Maurie Vast, Toby Langley and Phillipa Hurford, Ernst & Young, Management Consultants, Adelaide, SA

Best Practice - Horticulture to Viticulture
Neil Delroy1 and Michael Murtagh2
1Agribusiness Research and Management, WA
2Rutherglen Vineyard Services, Rutherglen, Vic

Best Management Practice in Horticulture - Irrigation, Salinity and Nutrient Management
Dr Anne-Maree Boland, Institute of Sustainable Irrigated Agriculture (ISIA), Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Tatura, Vic

Benchmarking Irrigation Performance
Mark A. Skewes, Irrigated Crop Management Service, Primary Industries SA, Loxton, SA

IPM - What Benchmarks Do We Have?
DeAnn Glenn, Institute for Horticultural Development, Knoxfield, Vic

Best Practice to Avoid Fungicide Resistance in Botrytis Rot of Grapes
N.G. (Tan) Nair, School of Horticulture, University of Western Sydney, Richmond, NSW

Ecological Soil Management and Soil Fauna: Best Practices in California Vineyards
Robert L. Bugg1 and Mark Van Horn2
1UC Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program University of California, Davis, USA
2Student Experimental Farm, University of California, Davis, USA

Uniform Vineyards - the Search for Parameters
Stephen Guildbaud-Oulton, Senior Viticulturist NSW/VIC, Orlando Wyndham Group

Smithbrook Pemberton - a Case Study
Philip May, Smithbrook Wines Pty Ltd, Manjimup, WA

Soil Structure - Are There Best Practices?
A. Cass1, D. Maschmedt2 and P. Myburgh3
1CRC for Soil and Land Management, Adelaide, SA
2Primary Industries, Adelaide, SA
3Nietvoorbij Viticultural and Oenological Research Institute, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Salinity Issues - Vineyard Assessment and Management Options
Terry Evans, Southcorp Wines, Nuriootpa, SA

Critical Analysis of Main Competitors
Richard Smart, Smart Viticulture, Port Macquarie, NSW

Managing Water

Proceedings of a seminar held in Mildura, Victoria on 12 July 2002 that covered a range of topics including: the status of our water source; modelling issues, benchmarking; water management practices; monitoring water use; and, the impact of applied water to our soils. Several case studies concluded the seminar.

Murray-Darling Basin water management
Scott Keyworth

Reap what you sow - factoring drainage management into the cost of production
Andrew Telfer

Winegrape irrigation benchmarking Murray-Darling and Swan Hill 1998-2002
Jeremy Giddings, Stephen Kelly, Yasmin Chalmers and Heather Cook

Water management -- a tool for vineyard managers
Ian Goodwin

Plant response to water -- new tools for vineyard irrigators
Brian Loveys and Ping Lu

How vines deal with salt
Rob Walker, Diedre Blackmore, Peter Clingeleffer and Mark Gibberd

Barbon Estate -- a case study of an irrigation system upgrade
Steve Barbon

Working with water
John Kennedy

Climate change projections for Australian viticultural regions
Peter Whetton

VineLOGIC -- a model of grapevine growth development and water use
Doug Godwin, Bob White, Karl Sommer, Rob Walker, Ian Goodwin and Peter Clingeleffer

Methods for assessing vineyard water use
Shannon Pudney and Michael McCarthy

Use of Gases in Winemaking

Proceedings of a seminar held in Adelaide, South Australia on 10 October 2002 that presented on a range of topics including:

  • developments in inert gas use in wineries;

  • the use of ozone; and,

  • micro-oxygenation theory and practice.The day concluded with case studies.

The science of gas mixtures
Don Allen

Automation of gas usage
Don Allen and Roman Kluba

Protective gas use in bottling lines
Russell Johnson

Ozone generating systems and ozone usage in the winery
Audrey Lim

Ozone (O3) exposure - occupational health implications
Ganyk Jankewicz

Micro-oxygenation -- Where now?
Robert Paul

Oxygen in wine and its role in phenolic reactions during aging
Veronique Cheynier

Application of toasted oak and micro-oxygenation to ageing of cabernet sauvignon wines
Jeff McCord

The effect of tannins, anthocyanins, ethanol and polysaccharides on red wine mouthfeel
Leigh Francis

Micro-oxygenation: A large winery case study
Rupert Loch

The Vasse Felix approach to the use of micro-oxygenation
Clive Otto

Managing micro-oxygenation and other maturation techniques on a large scale:
fine tuning, away from the recipe. The Caves de Rauzan Bordeaux wines
Thierry Lemaire

Grapegrowing at the Edge | Managing the Wine Business | Impacts on Wine Flavour

The proceedings include the papers presented by invited speakers on a range of topics including:

Grapegrowing at the edge - Crop forecasting; size, stabilisation, balancing, ripeness, monitoring and 'finding the bugs'.

Managing the wine business- Managing the vineyard business, Winery Management Issues and Risk Management.

Impacts on wine flavour- Dekkera/Brettanomyces yeast: - an overview of recent AWRI investigations and ascertaining the degree of genetic variation; identifying key aroma compounds in Australian Riesling wines; and the effect of various wine bottle closures and fining agents on flavour and aroma compounds in wine

The current status of crop forecasting in the Australian wine industry
Gregory Dunn and Stephen Martin

How big is my crop?
Penny Jones

Crop stabilization
Paul Petrie

How ripe are my grapes?
Mark Krstic

Finding the 'bugs'
Jodie Armstrong

I've done the monitoring - now what?
Andre Weeks

Managing the vineyard business
Neil Delroy and Steve Partridge

Winery management issues
Leon Deans

Risk management
Trish Ridsdale

Dekkera/Brettanomyces - an overview of recent Australian Wine Research Institute investigations and some recommendations for its control
Adrian Coulter

The degree of genetic variation between strains of Dekkera/Brettanomyces yeast isolated from different Australian wineries and regions
Miguel de Barros Lopes

Identification of key flavour compounds in Australian Riesling wines
Heather Smyth

The ability of various wine bottle closures and fining agents to remove flavour and aroma compounds from wine
Alan Pollnitz

How can I balance my crop?
David G. Botting

Transforming Flowers to Fruit

Proceedings of a seminar held in Mildura in July 2005. The program brought together the latest scientific information and discussed the implications for the vineyard business and wine quality.

The program developed discussion centred on the process of flowering that ensures the best possible conversion of flowers to fruit which is vital to ensure consistent yields. Consistent yields that then allow growers to maximize fruit quality and wineries to lower cost structures by stabilising intakes

Genes involved in grapevine flowering
Lekha Sreekantan and Mark R. Thomas

Grapevine growth and reproduction: an overview
Mark Krstic, Peter Clingeleffer, Gregory Dunn, Steve Martin and Paul Petrie

Factors that control flower formation in grapevines
Gregory M. Dunn

Effect of diseases on flowering and fruitset
Barbara Hall

Nutrition and its role in flowering/fruitset
J. B. (Ben) Robinson

Molybdenum and fruitset of Merlot
Mardi Longbottom, Peter Dry and Margaret Sedgley

Fruitset - possible implications on wine quality
Mike Trought

Management options to fruitset
Benjamin Rose

Water stress at flowering and effects on yield
Michael McCarthy

The role of carbohydrates in the grapevine growth cycle
Jason Smith and Bruno Holzapfel

Advances in Tannin and Tannin Management

Proceedings of a seminar held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on 6 October 2005

Grape and wine tannins - an overview on current research, emerging applications, and future challenges
Markus J. Herderich, Maria Birse, Robert G. Dambergs, Helen Holt, Patrick Iland, Kate A. Lattey and Paul A. Smith

Tannins: from reactions to complex supramolecular structures
Hélène Fulcrand, Cécile Morel-Salmi, Carine Mané, Céline Poncet-Legrand, Aude Vernhet and Véronique Cheynier

Advances in tannin management using ultrafiltration and micro-oxygenation
Gary Baldwin, David Wollan and Robert Paul

Grape-derived tannins and their application
Darko Obradovic

Tannin management in modern oenology
Philippe Guillomet

Development and application of a simple and robust assay for quantitation of tannins in grape and wine samples
Paul A. Smith, Caroline J. Sarneckis, Patrik Jones, Robert G. Dambergs and Markus J. Herderich

Characterisation of proanthocyanidins from grapes and from the heartwood of quebracho. The tailored use of tannins
Alain Bertrand, Nicolas Vivas, Nadege Kahn and Marie Madeleine Caillet

Managing phenolics in white wine
Hylton McLean

The physiological basis of red wine astringency
Richard Gawel

'Finishing the Job' - Optimal Ripening of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz

Proceedings of a seminar held at the Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura, VIC on 21 July 2006

Water, sugar and acid: how and where they come and go during berry ripening
Joanne Tilbrook and Steve Tyerman

Colour and tannin during berry development and ripening
Simon Robinson

Seed development and phenolic compounds in seeds, skins and wines
Renata Ristic, Leigh Francis, Markus Herderich and Patrick Iland

Practical aspects to improve fruit ripening in Shiraz from veraison - Barossa Valley
Wendy Allan

Vascular transport into Shiraz berries
Suzy Y. Rogiers, Dennis H. Greer and Nicole F. Dimos

The basis of variation in the size and composition of Shiraz berries
John D. Gray

Effects of canopy and irrigation management on Shiraz production, quality and disease development in
Sunraysia region
Rachel Ashley, Peter Clingeleffer, Robert Emmett and Peter Dry

Growing Cabernet Sauvignon with minimal water inputs: berry ripening and wine quality
Amy L. Richards and Michael G. McCarthy

Water deficit, yield, and berry size as factors for composition and sensory attributes of red wine
Mark Matthews and Paul E. Kriedemann

Berry sensory workshops: tracking flavour development (Cabernet Sauvignon)
Susanne Bell

Green characters in Cabernet Sauvignon
Kerry Wilkinson, Ursula Kennedy and Mark Gibberd

Maximising the Value - Maximising returns through quality and process efficiency

These proceedings contain 11 papers presented at the seminar

The role of the consumer
Paul Henry

Understanding consumer preferences of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon wines
Kate A. Lattey, Belinda R. Bramley and I. Leigh Francis

Opportunities to capture more value in the winemaking process
Leon Deans

Collaborating to compete
Simon Dunstall, Guy Eitzen, Andreas T. Ernst, Richard Jarrett, Russell Johnstone, Mohan Krishnamoorthy, Bowie Owens,
Geoff Robinson and René Weiskircher

The Australian winemaker in the global market: Understanding where we are in the global market
Tony Royal

Maximising value through Lean operations
Neil Scrimgeour

Protein haze in white wines: New solutions to an old problem
Elizabeth Waters, Ken Pocock, Simon Nordestgaard, Brian O'Neill and Chris Colby

Process engineering developments in wine production: Alternative technologies for tartrate stabilisation
Christopher B. Colby, Lin Lin Low, Jim Godden, Mark Gishen and Brian K. O'Neill

Cleaner Production: It's easier than you think
Peter Goss

Extracting value from grape marc
Richard Gibson and Bill Grills

Process modelling for Yalumba's Moppa winery
John Ide, John Ioannou and Alan Hoey